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Old 05-18-2013, 04:52 PM
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Default won't shift out of park

my ranger won't shift out of park, i'm pretty sure it's the shift interlock solenoid... does anyone know where that's located??!?

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Old 05-18-2013, 08:45 PM
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Default Re: won't shift out of park

Try checking your transmission fluid. It needs to warm up before it can go into gear especially if it i low on fluid.
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Old 05-18-2013, 09:17 PM
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i would definetly check your stop light switch, most of the customers i get with the same problem, is usually thisn disconnect it and try again
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Old 05-18-2013, 09:19 PM
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Default Re: won't shift out of park

The interlock is up to the left of the steering column. If you remove the kick panel and the metal you can see it straight back. With it unplugged it should release. I know this because mine had come unplugged and I could shift without applying the brake
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Old 09-13-2014, 04:56 PM
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Default Re: won't shift out of park

There is a shift solenoid under the dash bolted to the left side of the steering column. It can be seen when you remove the plastic bottom cover and the metal cover behind it. It is gold color and has a wire connector. Disconnect the wire and you will be able to shift from park after you start the truck up. I had the same issue only able to get the shifter to move if I turn the key to run.
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